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Pint on the Patio

By Melanie Moffett
In Bayou Scene
Jun 26th, 2014

Tis the Season for Abita Summer Brews, and visitors to Nonna were in for a real treat May 18, as Choice Brands representatives were on-hand to open the tap and serve up some cold ones. It was all part of the Choice Brands’ Abita Beer Pint on the Patio, and the weather couldn’t have been more perfect for an outdoor event.

Choice reps poured from a number of Abita selections, but the star of the day was the Citra Hopped Jockamo Cask, a unique beer offering crisp, refreshing citrus notes on top of the rich, hoppy Jockamo IPA that Abita is known for. In addition to the normal IPA process, the Citra Hopped Jockamo Cask is hopped using Citra hops, and then aged. For an additional hint of body, the beer is then cask-conditioned with additional Citra hops, bringing out more of that sweet, citrusy flavor.

The Choice Brands Pint on the Patio is just one of a host of beer tasting events held by the distributor. Other recent tastings have included Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy Sampling at Enoch’s Irish Pub, and Blue Moon Summer Pint Night at the Fieldhouse Grill.